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Visa Information

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Embassy Working Hours 0900 to 1730 hrs
Consular Section Timings 0900  to 1730 hrs
Consular Service - Submission of Documents 0915  to 1230 hrs
Delivery Time - Collection of Documents 1600 to 1715 hrs
Working Days Sunday to Thursday
Weekly Holidays Friday & Saturday
Other Holidays

As per "List of Holidays"

Visa Information

Embassy of India, Doha, grants visas for those intending to visit India for tourist, business and other purposes in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Government of India. Those intending to visit India can access the Government of India website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in to fill up the application forms online. Applicants may kindly fill in all details in the application form and also upload their recent photographs. A print out of the filled-in application form, duly signed by the applicant, with two copies of the uploaded photograph is required to be submitted in person along with requisite fee , photocopy of ID card / Iqama and passport-valid for at least six months at the Embassy of India, Doha  between 0915- 1215 hrs on all working days. (i.e. Sunday to Thursday).

Visas for Qatari Nationals and non–Qatari Nationals having valid residence permit would normally be issued on the same day. It may take at least 3 / 4 working days in cases of non-Qatari Nationals who do not hold a valid residence permit for Qatar. For Pakistan Nationals, applicants of Pakistani Origin and a few other categories of non-Qataris the processing time is much longer- the Embassy’s Consular Section would guide the concerned applicants in this regard. The period of validity of the visa begins from the date of issue of visa. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse visa without assigning any reasons. 

Note: The applicants should ensure that they have a passport, valid for a minimum period of 6 months, before applying online for Visa Services.

Tourist Visa

Tourists wishing to visit India would normally be granted single or multiple entry six months tourist visas effective from the date of issue, which is non-extendible and non-convertible. For persons who visit India frequently for tourist purposes multiple entry visas for a longer duration would be considered. The applicant may be asked to produce documents in proof of his / her financial standing. Tourists travelling in groups of not less than four members under the auspices of a recognized travel agency may be considered for grant of collective tourist visa.


Requirements for issue of Tourist Visa:-


  1. Original Passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application).
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. Two recent Passport size photographs. Please See Photograph Requirements Document )
  4. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  5. Applicable Visa Fee in Cash (Qatari Riyals)
  6. Copy of Qatari ID card
  7. Proof of confirmation of hotel accommodation in India.
  8. Airlines ticket for India.
  9. A letter from Employers or Sponsors or a Bank Statement of the applicant (last one month). In case of minors, document(s) from either parent may be submitted.

Business Visa

Business Visas for up to five years validity with multiple entry for technicians / experts going to India in pursuance of bilateral agreements or joint venture projects having government approval may be granted. Others travelling on business may be granted visas for the duration of their stay. Letters from sponsoring organization and inviting organization indicating nature of business, probable duration of stay, places and organizations to be visited incorporating there in a guarantee to meet maintenance expenses, etc. should accompany the application. Persons without Qatari Residence Permit cannot apply Business Visa from Qatar. If period of residence in Qatar is less than 2 years, visa processing may take upto 4 to 5 working days.


Requirements for issue of Business Visa:-


  1. Original Passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application).
  2. Copy of Passport.
  3. Two recent Passport size photographs. (Please See Photograph Requirements Document ).
  4. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  5. Applicable Visa Fee in Cash Qatari Riyals.
  6. Copy of Qatari ID card.
  7. For up to Six months multiple entry - A letter of request from a businessestablishment in Qatar. For more than six months multiple entry - Aletter of request from a business establishment in Qatar and letterof invitation from Indian Company.

NOTE : Visa application for Business visa for Qatari Nationals will also be vetted by the Commercial Wing of the Embassy.



Entry Visa

Entry Visas valid for six months to five years stay with multiple entry is given only to persons of Indian origin. However, members of the family of a person who is employed in India are also considered for Entry visa. The applicant has to submit the print out of the online application form along with two copies of recent passport size photographs and details of flight tickets and residential details of relatives, if applicable should also be submitted at the time of application.


Student Visa

Student Visas may be obtained on furnishing proof of admission to recognized Universities / Institutions in India for the duration of the course of study. Change of purpose and institutions are not permissible. Applicant should also enclose a letter from local guardian or father of the student undertaking to bear the expenses of the child in India along with documents in proof of his / her financial standing.


Requirements for issue of Student Visa:-


  1. Original Passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application).
  2. Copy of Passport.
  3. Two recent Passport size photographs. Please See Photograph Requirements Document ).
  4. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  5. Applicable Visa Fee in Cash Qatari Riyals.
  6. Provisional admission letter in original along with a copy from a recognized educational institution in India.
  7. Travelling Cheque or DD for US $ 2000/-.
  8. A letter of financial support from parent / guardian.
  9. Father's employment letter indicating position held and salary attested by Chamber of Commerce/foreign Ministry.
  10. An undertaking from  parents/guardian for meeting all the expenses for their child/children studying in India and to the effect that their child will not be engaged in any unlawful and undesirable activity.
  11. Qatari ID copy

Transit Visa

Transit visas are issued for a maximum period of 15-days with single / double entry facilities to bonafide transit passengers only. Transit visas are required to be obtained before departure, as Transit Visas for brief halts in India (up to 72 hours) en route to other destinations, cannot be obtained from Immigration counters at airports in India.


Requirements for issue of Transit Visa: -


  1. Original Passport with copy of passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application)
  2. Two recent Passport size photographs. Please See Photograph Requirements Document ).
  3. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  4. Copy of Qatari ID card.
  5. Applicable Visa Fee in Cash Qatari Riyals.
  6. Photocopy of the onward journey ticket.
  7. A letter from Employer / Sponsor.

Medical/ Medical Attendant Visa

Medical Visas up to six months, single or multiple entry (extendable up to 1 year based on medical advice), are issued to Qatari Nationals who wish to proceed to India for short term medical treatment. One Medical Attendant is eligible to accompany the patient to India based on the Medical Attendant Visa issued for the same period of time as the Medical Visa for the patient.


Requirements for issue of Medical & Medical Attendant Visas


  1. Two recent Passport size photographs. (Please See Photograph Requirements Document ).
  2. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  3. Original Passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application).
  4. Copy of Passport.
  5. Applicable Visa Fee in Qatari Riyals.
  6. Names and complete addresses of relatives to be visited in India.
  7. Medical Reports / Hospital References in case of medical treatment.
  8. Qatari ID copy.
  9. Letter of Sponsor (in case of non-Qataris) and medical treatment papers.
  10. Letter of admission from the hospital in India

Conference Visa

Conference Visas are issued for attending conferences / seminars / meetings in India. A letter of invitation from the organizer of the conference as well as a letter from the sponsor is to be submitted along with the visa application. Delegates going to attend conferences may combine tourism with attending conferences.


Diplomatic/ Official Visa: -


Diplomatic and Official Visas are issued on a gratis basis for Qatari diplomats and officials who wish to proceed to India on diplomatic/ official purpose.

Requirements for issue of Diplomatic / Official Visa: -

  1. Original Passport (valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of submission of visa application).
  2. Two recent Passport size photographs. Please See Photograph Requirements Document ).
  3. Duly completed Online Application Form - Click here.
  4. Note Verbale from the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicating the purpose of the visit in case of Qatari nationals.
  5. Note Verbale from the Embassy or Organization concerned in case of their diplomats/officials indicating the purpose of the visit.


(SUBMISSION OF OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA APPLICATIONS AT THE EMBASSY BETWEEN 9.00AM AND 12.30AM FROM SUNDAY TO THURSDAY)


Registration of Foreign Nationals in India

For persons holding long term (validity exceeding 6 months) Tourist, Business and Entry Visas, the normal duration of each stay in India should not exceed 6 months. However, if the stay in India is to exceed 6 months, registration with Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of arrival in India, is mandatory. Foreign nationals except from Pakistan and Afghanistan are required to register themselves within 14 days of their first arrival in India if their visa is valid for more than 180 days. All nationals except Pakistan / Afghanistan holding up to six months visa are exempted from Registration. US or Canada or Japan nationals with a valid Tourist visa for a period of 10 years are exempted from Registration provided their each stay does not exceed a period of 180 days. Pakistan nationals are required to get their names registered within 24 hours of their arrival in India. Afghan nationals are required to register with the FRRO/FRO concerned within 14 days of arrival except those Afghan nationals who enter India on a visa valid for 30 days or less provided the Afghan national concerned gives his/her local address in India to the Indian Mission/FRRO/FRO. The Afghan nationals who are issued visas with "Exemption from police reporting" are exempt from Police reporting as well as Exit permission provided they leave within the Visa validity period. Registration can be done with the Registration Officer at the following addresses: http://mha.nic.in/PDF_Other/FRROContactList.pdf.

Embassy of India
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Doha - Qatar.
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